The last time I did not go home for Thanksgiving, I was on the other side of an ocean from my family.
This year has been and continues to be a terrible experience for so many. I hope that I’ve been able to provide a little joy in the midst of that, and I appreciate everyone continuing to read the Academy. For all my American readers, please be safe this week. If you are traveling for the holidays, or meeting with local friends, please take every precaution to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. That extends to everyone, everywhere, as we head into the holidays.
This holiday season is going to be rough. My family agreed that meeting for Thanksgiving was off the table, but we were holding out hope that maybe we could get together for Christmas. At this point, I don’t believe that can happen. I imagine many of you are having similar experiences right now, and I’m sorry. If you are having a hard time, please please please reach out for help. We have made it through this year by working together, and we can make it over the finish line together.
Stay safe, eat well, find joy where you can. Spread love, and reach out to those you care for. I wish you all the very best.
P.S. this is going up instead of a regular Saturday post. Academy resumes on Tuesday.